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Flower Power: A Forest Bathing Retreat

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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May 18


10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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ONSITE | Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Celebrate the ephemeral beauty of flowers during this immersive morning nature retreat! In Japan, the birthplace of forest bathing (Shinrin Yoku), they celebrate the annual cherry blossom bloom (Sakura) with a practice known as Hanami, which translates to “contemplate the flowers.” This experience gently invites us to cultivate our attention and sensory awareness, while noticing the evanescent nature of flowering, both within and around us. Together, we will explore our relationships with native wildflowers, ourselves, each-other, and the more-than-human-world.

Learn more and Register for open classes: https://www.ncarboretum.org/education-programs/adult-education-classes/